Of all the allegations disgraced Chicago singer R. Kelly is facing, these latest might be among the worst. One of his ex-girlfriends, Dominique Gardner, spoke with The New Yorker about her disturbing experiences with him over nine years. Gardner previously appeared in two episodes of Surviving R. Kelly, in which she was convinced to leave Kelly’s alleged “cult” by her mother. In the newly released interview she refuses to use the word “cult” to describe his series of girlfriends, but she does detail the abuse she faced.
“He tried to break me,” she explained. “I couldn’t be broken. He wanted that control over me, and I wouldn’t give him that power. So, he figured, like, If I don’t give her food, she’ll come around. Nope. I’d rather die than come around and give you my soul.” Sources close to the situation have said that Kelly enforces “rules” on the women he lives with, but Gardner didn’t agree with that description.
Despite this, she said that she and other women around him would have to get permission to eat or go to the bathroom, while he also made sure they all wore baggy clothing to stop other men from looking at them. Continue reading [HERE].
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